The Faculty of Graduate Studies is working with the research community to draft a set of overarching guidelines to support productive and engaged postdoctoral research at York University. This initiative supports the University Academic Plan, Strategic Research Plan, and the Plan for the Intensification and Enhancement of Research (PIER) documents, which foreground the importance of intensifying research and helping to attain our goals for a larger and well supported community of postdocs at York.
The intent is for these guidelines ultimately to inform a Senate policy on Postdoctoral scholarship. The draft is based on background research on institutional policies from more than 30 universities across Canada and on preliminary consultations with various offices within York University. We are continuing to seek feedback from York's research community and we thank you for taking the time to provide your thoughts.